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Henry Knox - Quotes

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Having proceeded to this length, for which they are now ripe, we shall have a formidable rebellion against reason, the principle of all government, and against the very name of liberty. ---->>>

Every friend to the liberty of his country is bound to reflect, and step forward to prevent the dreadful consequences which shall result from a government of events. ---->>>

Men at a distance, who have admired our systems of government unfounded in nature, are apt to accuse the rulers, and say that taxes have been assessed too high and collected too rigidly. ---->>>

Something is wanting, and something must be done, or we shall be involved in all the horror of failure, and civil war without a prospect of its termination. ---->>>

That taxes may be the ostensible cause is true, but that they are the true cause is as far remote from truth as light from darkness. ---->>>

We have arrived at that point of time in which we are forced to see our own humiliation, as a nation, and that a progression in this line cannot be a productive of happiness, private or public. ---->>>

The powers of Congress are totally inadequate to preserve the balance between the respective States, and oblige them to do those things which are essential for their own welfare or for the general good. ---->>>

They wish for a general government of unity, as they see that the local legislatures must naturally and necessarily tend to retard the general government. ---->>>

The frame of mind in the local legislatures seems to be exerted to prevent the federal constitution from having any good effect. ---->>>

Our political machine, composed of thirteen independent sovereignties, have been perpetually operating against each other and against the federal head ever since the peace. ---->>>

We imagined that the mildness of our government and the wishes of the people were so correspondent that we were not as other nations, requiring brutal force to support the laws. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: July 25, 1750
Birthplace:
Die: October 21, 1806
Occupation: Soldier
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Henry Knox (July 25, 1750 – October 25, 1806) was a military officer of the Continental Army and later the United States Army, who also served as the first United States Secretary of War from 1789 to 1794. Born and raised in Boston, Massachusetts, he owned and operated a bookstore there, cultivating an interest in military history and joining a local artillery company (wikipedia)